Bunnies and Flowers

No, really.

Interview with Bryk in today’s Daily Tar Heel.

Bryk is chuffed to be opening for T-Dot local heroes The Golden Dogs at Local 506 next Monday Nov. 19th.

In Kevin Bacon terms: Bryk played in The American Flag with Paul Aucoin, who produced the Golden Dogs new CD “Big Eye Little Eye”, which was released in Canada by True North Records (label home of former Bryk drummer Howie Beck) and in the US by local NC label Yep Roc. Dave and Jessica from The Dogs sing backups on The Bicycles “The Good The Bad and the Cuddly”, which was produced by… Bryk.

Bryk on Definitely Not The Opera!

Dan Bryk will be appearing on CBC Radio One’s Definitely Not The Opera this Saturday Sept 15th.

Bryk will be interviewed by host Sook-Yin Lee, and has been asked to perform an acoustic version of Discount Store.

DNTO airs Saturday afternoons across Canada at 1:00 p.m. (1:30 in Newfoundland) on CBC Radio One.

You can also catch the show on Sirius Satellite Radio channel 137 – Saturdays at 11:00 a.m. and 9:00 p.m.

And if you’re in Chicago or Seattle, you can catch the show on public radio: WBEZ in Chicago Sunday at midnight, and on KXOT in Seattle Saturday at 9:00 a.m.

UPDATE: We managed to record the interview from WBEZ, and we’ve archived it here.

Bryk on CBC, Lovers Leap Reviews

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Bryk’s interview with Shelagh Rogers will actually be on the air the morning of Labour Day Monday, Sept. 3rd, not Friday 31st as previously noted here.

Bryk has a nice little article in this week’s Toronto Eye Weekly.

Review of Discount Store (and a stream) in last week’s Indy

A Discount Store review, this one from the Daily Tar Heel’s Diversions Blog. (Dan will be playing the Diversions Party at Local 506 with Schooner and Red Collar September 29th.)

Corey and Dan on the Radio this week…

Some more cool radio interviews this week:

Dan and Corey will be live on Toronto’s Commercial Alternative Powerhouse 102.1 The Edge (us old timers still call it CFNY) this Friday around 6:15 PM to talk about their alleged careers and their “big Toronto show” at C’est What? (also this Friday, starting around 10 PM, with Noyan Hilmi of Five Blank Pages representing for the 905).

This is been a serious life-long dream of Bryk’s, as they will chat with Toronto indie music icon Dave Bookman, and have promised not to swear as much as they do on their records. CFNY has a live stream for you out-of-towners.

Dan will also be the interview guest of Shelagh Rogers(!) on CBC Radio One’s Sounds Like Canada this Friday morning at 10 AM EST. Tune in across Canada on CBC Radio One, or listen on the internets.

Through the elfin magic of ISDN (we prefer to think it’s “the pixies”), Dan sat down at WUNC’s studios in Chapel Hill and had a nice chat with Shelagh, who’s in Vancouver. How cool is that?

Discount Store “in stores now”

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Discount Store is finally available from the Bryk’s UM Shop, NotLame.com, a variety of online retailers and Triangle retail stores including Schoolkids Records (Raleigh and Chapel Hill), Offbeat Music (Durham) and CD Alley (Chapel Hill).

Bryk has two Triangle radio interviews booked this month: the first at The Triangle’s News and Information Station WPTF 680 (“the home of Rush Limbaugh in the Triangle”, no, really) this Saturday July 21 at 10pm, as a guest on the Bob Langford show. We’re chatting about the local music scene, etc… not politics! (Sorry, out-of-towners, no webcast, but we’ll try to tape it for posterity.)

He will also appear (and perform live) on Ross Grady‘s WXDU show, Sunday July 29th between 5 and 7. That show will be webcast.

Discount Store entered the WXDU chart at #24 this week, and was a new add last week at WXYC Chapel Hill. It’s currently in (and we quote) “heavy rotation” at WKNC.

Finally, here’s some early Discount Store bloggery:

songs:Illinois

Absolute Power Pop

STICK (we really have NO IDEA what that means.)


Dan Bryk

Commissioners Cover BLOWN!

Well, THAT happened quick!

Intrepid reporter Ryan Teague Beckwith broke the story of our good-natured hoax on the FRONT FREAKING PAGE of yesterday’s Raleigh News & Observer. (Talk about a slow news day!) There’s even a Bryk pic!

Mr. Beckwith, who also writes the N&O’s “Under The Dome” state politics blog claims to have figured out Bryk/tha Commish’s dual identity by following his email IP like breadcrumbs… but we know that one of you gave us up đŸ˜‰

Tha Commissioners have clocked over 2000 myspace hits since yesterday morning. Cherry Berry is not only free to play and download, but appears as a hidden bonus track on Bryk’s new EP Discount Store.

Read the whole story on the N&O website.